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Paisley scores six ACM nominations

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 – Brad Paisley led the 44th annual Academy of Country Music nominees with six nominations, with many coming for his hit song Waitin' on a Woman. Paisley also was nominated for the biggest award - entertainer of the year. George Strait was nominated for four awards apiece as was Heidi Newfield, while Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson and Carrie Underwood pulled down three.

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Heidi Newfield
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Randy Rogers Band
The Lost Trailers

Top Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry

Top New Male Vocalist
Jamey Johnson
James Otto
Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist
Sarah Buxton
Julianne Hough
Ashton Shepherd

Top New Vocal Duo or Group
Eli Young Band
The Lost Trailers
Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Gunpowder & Lead, Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke, Columbia
In Color, Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys Mercury

Johnny & June, Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown Asylum-Curb
Waitin' On A Woman, Brad Paisley, Produced by Frank Rogers Arista Nashville
You're Gonna Miss This, Trace Adkins, Produced by Frank Rogers Capitol Nashville

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
I Saw God Today,
George Strait Composers: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Blind Mule Music (BMI), Extremely Loud Music (BMI), Steel Wheels Music (BMI)
In Color, Jamey Johnson, Composers: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto Publishers: Big Gassed Hitties (BMI), Eldorotto Music Publishing (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Lucky Thumb Music (BMI), New Song of Sea Gayle (BMI), Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI)
Johnny & June, Heidi Newfield Composers: Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith Publishers: Amylase Music (ASCAP), Big Hit Makers Music (BMI), Rainy Graham Publishing LLC (BMI), Souljet Music Tell Texas Tune III (ASCAP)
Waitin' On A Woman, Brad Paisley, Composers: Don Sampson, Wynn Varble Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Sea Gayle Music LLC (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
You're Gonna Miss This, Trace Adkins Composers: Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Music of Windswept (ASCAP), Noah's Little Boat Music (BMI), Song of Combustion (ASCAP), Songs of Sea Gayle (BMI)

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
Johnny & June, Heidi Newfield Producer: Karen Martin Director: Eric Welch
Just A Dream, Carrie Underwood Producer: Randy Brewer Director: Roman White
Love Story, Taylor Swift Producer: Trent Hardville Director: Trey Fanjoy
Troubadour, George Strait Producer: Dominic Cancilla Director: Trey Fanjoy
Waitin' On A Woman, Brad Paisley, Producer: Mark Kalbfeld, Jim Shea Director: Jim Shea, Peter Tilden

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Another Try, Josh Turner Featuring Trisha Yearwood Produced by: Frank Rogers MCA Nashville
Cowgirls Don't Cry, Brooks & Dunn Featuring Reba McEntire Produced by: Kix Brooks, Tony Brown, Ronnie Dunn Arista Nashville
Down The Road, Kenny Chesney With Mac McAnally Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney Blue Chair/BNA
Life In A Northern Town, Sugarland Featuring Little Big Town & Jake Owen Produced by: Not listed Mercury
Start A Band, Brad Paisley Duet With Keith Urban Produced by: Frank Rogers Arista Nashville

On-air personality - national
Blair Garner - After MidNite with Blair Garner
Crook & Chase - Crook and Chase Countdown
Danny Wright - Danny Wright All Night
Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA

On-air personality - major market
KEEY-FM (Minneapolis, MN) - Donna Valentine, Muss and Fish
KSCS-FM (Arlington, TX) - Dorsey Gang
KSON-FM (San Diego, CA) - Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori
KYGO-FM (Denver, CO) - Kelly Ford & Mudflap McGrew with Ed Greene
WIL -FM (St. Louis, MO) - The Cornbread Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Captain Mac Douglas & Father Harry Shroeder

On-air personality - large market
WFMS-FM (Indianapolis, IN) - JD Cannon
WFMS-FM (Indianapolis, IN) - Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman
WMIL-FM (Milwaukee, WI) - Karen, Scott & Radar - The Moo Crew
WTQR-FM (Greensboro, NC) - Jeff Roper & Angie Ward
WUBE-FM (Cincinnati, OH) - Chris Carr & Amanda Orlando

On-air personality - medium market
WBBS-FM (Syracuse, NY) - Tom and Becky - B104.7 Morning Show
WBCT-FM (Grand Rapids, MI) - The Electric Barnyard with Broadway (and Crawl)
KFDI-FM (Wichita, KS) - Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels
WIVK-FM (Knoxville, TN) - Gunner
WIVK-FM (Knoxville, TN) - Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt

On-air personality - small market
KUAD-FM (Ft. Collins, CO) - Brian Gary and Todd Harding (The Good Morning Guys)
WCTY-FM (Norwich, CT) - Jimmy Lane and Shelly Martinez
WFYR-FM (Peoria, IL) - Rick Stephenson & Lisa Franks
WOKQ-FM (Dover, NH) - Mark & Danielle
WYCT-FM (Pensacola, FL) - Brent Lane and Dana Cervantes

Radio station - major market
KMPS-FM (Seattle, WA) - Today's Country
KYGO-FM (Denver, CO) - Denver's #1 For New Country
WKLB-FM (Boston, MA) - Country 102.5
WQYK-FM (Tampa, FL) - Tampa Bay's Country Station
WSOC-FM (Charlotte, NC) - Charlotte's # 1 Country

Radio station - large market
WFMS-FM (Indianapolis, IN) - The Country Station
WMIL-FM (Milwaukee, WI) - Continuous Country Favorites of Yesterday and Today
WQDR-FM (Raleigh, NC) - Today's Best Country
WSIX-FM (Nashville, TN) - The Big 98 WSIX
WUBE-FM (Cincinnati, OH) - Cincinnati's Country!

Radio station - medium market
KFDI-FM (Wichita, KS) - Today's KFDI
KUZZ AM/FM (Bakersfield, CA) - Bakersfield's Best Country
WGNA-FM (Albany, NY) - Country 107.7
WIVK-FM (Knoxville, TN) - Today's Best Music and the All-Time Country Legends
WYRK-FM (Buffalo, NY) - Today's Country & Your All Time Favorites

Radio station - small market
WFYR-FM (Peoria, IL) - River Country
WKXC-FM (Augusta, GA) - Number One for New Country and More Variety
WXCL-FM (Peoria, IL) - Number One For New Country
WXXQ-FM (Rockford, IL) - Rockford's Country
WYCT-FM (Pensacola, FL) - Cat Country

Top producer
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Frank Rogers
Nathan Chapman
Tony Brown

Audio engineer
Chuck Ainlay
Greg Droman
John Kelton
Mills Logan
Steve Marcantonio

Top bass
Dave Hungate
Glenn Worf
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Larry Paxton
Mike Brignardello

Top percussionist/drummer
Chad Cromwell
Eddie Bayers
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson
Paul Leim

Top fiddle
Aubrey Haynie
Joe Spivey
Jonathan Yudkin
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos

Top guitarist
Brett Mason
Bryan Sutton
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Tom Bukovac

Top piano/keyboardist
Gordon Mote
John Hobbs
John Jarvis
Steve Nathan
Tony Harrell

Top speciality instrument
Eric Darken
Ilya Toshinsky
Jelly Roll Johnson
Randy Kohrs
Rob Ickes

Top Steel guitar player
Bruce Bouton
Dan Dugmore
Mike Johnson
Russ Pahl
Steve Hinson

DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, NH
The Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, VA

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA
Coyote Joe's - Charlotte, NC
Joe's Bar - Chicago, IL
The Grizzly Rose - Denver, CO
Wild Bill's - Duluth, GA

Casino Rama - Orillia, Ontario
Chumash Casino - Santa Ynez, CA
Mystic Lake - Minneapolis, MN
The Peppermill Resorts at Wendover - West Wendover, NV
Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY

Don Romeo Talent Buyer
David Snowden - Triangle Talent
Fran Romeo - Romeo Entertainment
Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents
Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events
Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions

Ben Farrell - Varnell Enterprises
Darin Lashinsky - Outback Concerts
Gary Weinberger - Red Mountain Entertainment
Louis Messina - The Messina Group
Steve Moore - AEGLive

The awards will be handed out April 5 in Las Vegas.

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Wheelhouse CD review - Wheelhouse
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Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed. Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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